Review: could Plavix cause Iron Deficiency Anaemia?


Summary

Iron deficiency anaemia is found among people who take Plavix, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypertension . We study 77,938 people who have side effects while taking Plavix from FDA and social media. Among them, 151 have Iron deficiency anaemia. Find out below who they are, when they have Iron deficiency anaemia and more.

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Plavix

Plavix has active ingredients of clopidogrel bisulfate. It is often used in stent. (latest outcomes from Plavix 75,498 users)

Iron Deficiency Anaemia

Iron deficiency anaemia has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, rashes, back pain, arrhythmias (latest reports from 7,421 Iron deficiency anaemia patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

77,938 people reported to have side effects when taking Plavix.
Among them, 151 people (0.19%) have Iron Deficiency Anaemia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plavix cause Iron deficiency anaemia?

Time on Plavix when people have Iron Deficiency Anaemia *:

  • < 1 month: 48 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 4 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Iron Deficiency Anaemia when taking Plavix *:

  • female: 59.06 %
  • male: 40.94 %

Age of people who have Iron Deficiency Anaemia when taking Plavix *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.74 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 24.44 %
  • 60+: 74.81 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (18 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (17 people)
  • Prophylaxis (15 people)
  • Osteoporosis (15 people)
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (13 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (49 people)
  • Lasix (39 people)
  • Fosamax (26 people)
  • Prednisone (24 people)
  • Folic Acid (24 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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